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Author Tripp, Aili Mari

Title Museveni's Uganda : paradoxes of power in a hybrid regime / Aili Mari Tripp

Publ Info Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010
 Bryant Main Stacks  JQ2951.A58 T75 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  JQ2951.A58 T75 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  JQ2951.A58 T75 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Challenge and change in African politics
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-212) and index
Contents Museveni's Uganda in comparative context -- The rise and demise of a broad-based government -- A troubled household : dissension within the national resistance movement -- The quid pro quo of political liberalization -- Participation, patronage, and power in local politics -- The carrot and the stick -- Peace and insecurity -- Legitimating repression and corruption
Note "Museveni's exercise of power has been replete with contradictions: steps toward political liberalization have been controlled in ways that, in fact, further centralize authority; and despite claims of relative peace and stability, Uganda has been plagued by two decades of brutal civil conflict. Exploring these paradoxes, Tripp focuses on the complex connections among Museveni's economic and political reforms, his wars in the north and in Congo, the key roles of international donors and the military, and the institutional changes that have defined his presidency. She highlights, as well, efforts by the judiciary, the legislature, the media, and civil society to check executive power. This is also a book about the semiauthoritarian regimes, like Uganda's, that characterize so many political systems in Africa. Tripp reflects analytically on the distinctiveness of this type of system -- and on its implications for civil society, institutional growth, and real economic development." -- Publisher description
LC subject Uganda -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Uganda -- History -- 1979-
Museveni, Yoweri, 1944-
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